Major Train Derailment in Altoona Saturday Morning

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NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: CITY OF ALTOONA EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
DATE: September 20, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: LINDA RICKENS SCHELLHAMMER, CITY CLERK AND PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
PHONE: 949-2486

CITY OF ALTOONA
TRAIN DERAILMENT IN DOWNTOWN ALTOONA

AT 9:42 A.M. THIS MORNING THERE WAS A TRAIN DERAILMENT IN DOWNTOWN ALTOONA. THE DERAILMENT INVOLVED 17 AUTO CARRIERS CARRYING NEW CARS WITH A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF FUEL IN EACH. THERE ARE NO INJURIES REPORTED OR HAZMAT INCIDENTS. THE DERAILMENT TOOK PLACE BETWEEN 19TH AND 24TH STREET ALONG THE MAINLINE AND INVOLVES 10TH AVENUE.

MOTORISTS AND PEDESTRIANS ARE ASKED TO AVOID THE AREA AND CAN EXPECT DETOURS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL THE CITY OF ALTOONA PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER AT 949-2486.

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